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Welcome to the bizarre world of union ideology. Unions are hiring unemployed people at the minimum wage to walk picket lines. (Snicker.) Why aren't they being paid union rates? I personally think these professional picketers should unionize. (Pot, I'd like to introduce you to kettle.) Kind of makes you rethink how much people are really supporting a particular protest when you see them, doesn't it? Could it be that many protesters aren't there based on ideology, but simply for the money? The most important question is this: does Obama get to count these people in his employment figures to bolster his claim that he is creating jobs?

FTA: "Protest organizers and advocacy groups are reaping an unexpected benefit from continued high joblessness. With the national unemployment rate currently at 9.5%, an "endless supply" of the out-of-work, as well as retirees seeking extra income, are lining up to be paid demonstrators... Online postings recruit paid activists for everything from stopping offshore drilling to defending the Constitution. In California, one group is offering to pay $10 and up per hour to activists to hold signs in demonstrations against foam cups and plastic bags... The union's Mr. Garcia sees no conflict in a union that insists on union labor hiring nonunion people to protest the hiring of nonunion labor."

To Protest Hiring of Nonunion Help, Union Hires Nonunion Pickets - Jobless Recruits Get Minimum Wage 'To March Around and Sound Off'


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jul 20, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=267

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